Thoughts and Observations of a Minister

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Heaven or Hell

The Bible teaches of two distinct places which are eternal.
One is Heaven, it is reported the 9 out of 10 Americans believe in Heaven.
Heaven is seldom preached about, but it seems that the song writers have found a great way to express what Heaven is going to be.
The Devil will not just come out and say there is no Heaven he will just try to make it boring, and unattractive to those who want to experiance life. The truth is that Heaven is exciting, beautiful, satisfying, and completes life itself. In Christ you have the abundent life.
Hell on the other hand is a place that is spoken of even more than Heaven in the new testament, yet it seems that few really believe that it exist. How can anyone doubt one place without doubting the other. How can one choose to believe in one destiny and totally ignore the other.
To me that would not fit into logical thinking, yet that type of thinking is done today,
even in many so called Bible believing churches.
Both Heaven and Hell are motivators, they motivate us do better, to live better, and they teach us that there is an accounting for how we live.
If we can catch the concept of heaven and hell we will live a life more compelling to what real Christianity is supposed to be, and the rewards for our commitment will follow.
God Bless you as you contemplate the reality of Heaven and Hell.

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